Sat Nav Frustrations...

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Gonzo0
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Sat Nav Frustrations...

Post by Gonzo0 » Sat Aug 04, 2018 4:51 pm

On a trip to cornwall with the family and we have been using the nav much to our frustration.

It sends us down the tighest of single track lanes where the risk of scratches is high...it even once tried to sebd us down a private drive!

It seems just as bad as the nav in our MK3 TTS...i understand its set to 'fastest route' but that route needs to be practical too.

Is there anyway to configure the nav to avoid these single track lanes?

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Re: Sat Nav Frustrations...

Post by Wing Commander » Sat Aug 04, 2018 6:41 pm

I’ve had similar issues this week when on holiday in Somerset.

I think the sat nav can be programmed to avoid motorways and/or toll roads, but not narrow country lanes.

As you say, it aims to find the fastest/shortest route, rather than the route kindest to the bodywork and/or the driver’s nerves!

I guess it is easy for the system to identify a motorway or toll road, but harder to categorise and define what constitutes a narrow road/lane. What is ok for a Boxster/Cayman may be more of a challenge for a Macan, Cayenne or Panamera... :?
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Re: Sat Nav Frustrations...

Post by Paul » Sat Aug 04, 2018 7:54 pm

I thought that in Cornwall, narrow single tracks were all they had to offer!

But re the Nav I’ve not found an easy way of “forcing” A roads either in the Macan or Mrs P’s new TTS Roadster.
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Re: Sat Nav Frustrations...

Post by Col M » Sat Aug 04, 2018 9:20 pm

The main issue I think is too much information. Used to be that calculation was by type of road, but now the speed limit for a road is known it seems to assume that 60mph is achieved on all roads where "national speed limit applies"
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Re: Sat Nav Frustrations...

Post by Nuclear Nick » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:01 am

Not much help I know, but a lot of sat navs suffer this problem. Sometimes you have to force it to recalculate if you get the feeling it is doing something stupid, ie turning off onto a narrow lane when you know that the major route will get you to your destination in about the same time. This is where a little planning with a paper map, and/or a navigator sitting in the passenger seat can be a big help.

Total reliance on a sat nav often ends in tears!
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Re: Sat Nav Frustrations...

Post by On-Track » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:23 am

Nuclear Nick wrote:
Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:01 am
Not much help I know, but a lot of sat navs suffer this problem. Sometimes you have to force it to recalculate if you get the feeling it is doing something stupid, ie turning off onto a narrow lane when you know that the major route will get you to your destination in about the same time. This is where a little planning with a paper map, and/or a navigator sitting in the passenger seat can be a big help.

Total reliance on a sat nav often ends in tears!
I agree. I had the same problem with the Mercedes Sat Nave seemingly having no idea how wide an "E" Class was. Now I adopt an "I'm not going down there" attitude and if the Sat Nav can't find an alternative route I get the map out of the boot.
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Re: Sat Nav Frustrations...

Post by Col Lamb » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:37 am

As you elude with the TT system its a VW thing.

My SatNav in the Q3 that I had was just as poor as the one in our Macans.

The Jag system I had dated back to 2003 and it worked far better than the VW system.

The Garmin that I had on my motorcycles was again far superior to the VW system.

The systems are not yet smart enough to figure out that we do not want to go down small narrow country single track lanes.

I adopt the attitude with the route given that if it does not look right I will ignore the directions and force it to reroute the journey.

It does make sense that if your are going on an unknown route to at least look at said route in a good old fashioned analogue map rather than to solely rely on the SatNav
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Re: Sat Nav Frustrations...

Post by Tim92gts » Sun Aug 05, 2018 10:47 am

If you find a solution please share it with all the Polish and Spanish HGV drivers who come up our lane.

We've had a couple capsize going round a bend and one was stuck for a day on the S bend which is tight for a car!
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Re: Sat Nav Frustrations...

Post by CharlesElliott » Sun Aug 05, 2018 11:45 am

If you have a trailer hitch you can select ‘trailer mode’ in the routing options.
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Re: Sat Nav Frustrations...

Post by Nomad » Sun Aug 05, 2018 3:13 pm

3 points,
In France shortest routes found villages and roads to avoid, so use fastest route and ignore it when it gives two sides of a triangle, it eventually recalculates closer to what one has in mind.

Try setting a route via an entered place, this will adapt the quickest option.

Lastly, having a tow bar too, does the pcm route then avoid the diddy lanes?


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